If you’re worried about the COVID slide, you’re not alone. Many parents use tutors to supplement remote and hybrid learning. Thanks to Zoom, finding a great tutor has never been easier. Your child’s teacher or guidance counselor may know fellow educators who tutor on the side. You can also find free or low-cost tutoring through local libraries or parent organizations. For example, Khan Academy offers free self-paced learning resources created by experts, or try a matchmaking app like The Zutor Concierge. Need a tutor for your kid? Read on.
Along with 1:1 academic support for K through college, offerings include virtual homework help and teachers available for in-person homeschool or pod learning.
Log in for free self-study resources, sign up for one of the site’s free or fee-based live-streamed classes (from Writing a Powerful Narrative to the Science of Pandemics), or browse hundreds of 1:1 private tutors for kids K-12. In-person and virtual options are available.
Founded during the pandemic by a pair of Edison-based high school students, LimitlessMinds offers free 1:1 virtual tutoring to kids pre-K through 8th grade.
Select your tutor from among the 65,000+ instructors offering up their expertise in more than 300 subjects (pre-K through college). Tutors are available online and in-person.
Foley Prep’s academic and expansive test-prep support (for 6th graders through college), includes experts trained to help middle schoolers master executive functioning skills. Ask about the pod learning alternative at Bell Works in Holmdel.
Educators tutor in subjects ranging from elementary math to advanced AP courses to essay writing. Sessions available in-person or virtual.
Praised for affordable online opportunities to help kids create art, move their bodies and exercise their minds, Outschool also offers academic support in math and ELA, 1-1 tutoring, study hall-style sessions and more.
Juni’s private math courses (pre-algebra and up) and 1:1 ELA classes (designed to bolster writing, reading, and grammatical skills among middle schoolers) can be taken up to 3x per week. Ask about novel writing for kids ages 11-18.
CHATHAM LEARNING CENTER
After-school enrichment offerings include in-person and remote support in math, ELA, foreign languages, AP courses and test prep. For students with reading difficulties, a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor has been added to the center’s roster of educators.
EYE LEVEL LEARNING
This group’s goal is to help foster independence, initiative and achievement through weekly math and English classes, daily homework and online learning.
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Kids in K-12 get 1:1 tutoring in math, reading, phonics, writing, science, study skills and test prep. HLC typically recommends two or more sessions per week; hours are flexible and remote options are available.
JEI LEARNING CENTER
JEI’s individualized, workbook-based model (once a week plus daily homework) includes classes in problem solving, math, English, reading, writing and critical and creative thinking. Remote options are available.
Strengthen math and English skills with two weekly classes featuring timed/evaluated worksheets, plus 20-30 minutes of daily homework. Virtual classes available for pre-K through high school.
Sylvan offers custom tutoring in math, reading, writing and more, plus homework help and coaching to sharpen study skills in-person and online.
Boost your K-12th grader’s knack for numbers with a methodical yet personalized curriculum designed to help strugglers improve and superstars soar—in person or online. New: Supervised, remote learning study spaces are available for half or full days.
Closter, Fort Lee
Abakidz’s multisensory approach melds visual input, auditory stimulation and the tactile manipulation of abacus beads to boost memory and enhance numerical fluency. Kids virtually attend one-on-one sessions up to three times per week and get daily homework.
CITY KIDZ WORLD
Cranbury, Kendall Park
Classes teach reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills to kids ages 5-18. Classes are offered virtually. In-person classes may be available this spring.
PROJECT WRITE NOW
Lit-loving tweens and teens can virtually workshop ideas, hone their craft and get feedback amidst a supportive group of young scribes.
THE WRITERS CIRCLE
From folktales to poems, weekly workshops have one goal: ignite a creative spark in storytellers grades 1-8. Currently offering Zoom sessions.
HUDSONWAY IMMERSION SCHOOL
Native speakers help kids ages 4-12 navigate fun, hour-long virtual immersion classes in Spanish or Mandarin. Grouped by both age and level, two and four day options are available.
JUMP IMMERSION SCHOOL
This private school’s extracurricular LEAP program boosts language proficiency in kids ages 4-12 via two hour’s worth of weekly classes focusing on developing listening, speaking, reading and writing. Currently enrolling in Spanish, with Mandarin to be added in the future.
THE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
Ages six and up can try Saturday or weekday classes (with a max of five kids per group) for 10 weeks. Classes are currently online.
THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Montclair, Ridgewood Interactive hour-long classes feature stories, songs and dialogue to get kids ages 3-8 excited about French or Spanish. Online lessons also available.